Vision in Action was born through its founder, Pastor Jose Antonio Galvan. In 1995, Pastor Galvan opened the shelter for the mentally ill. The mission began to pick up the mentally ill from the streets of Juarez and take them to a place where they had a better quality of life by being provided with food, clean clothes and especially the care, attention and treatment they deserved.
The altruistic community joined Pastor Galvan, embracing the vision and offering support to benefit this population. Doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, dentists and other volunteers joined this arduous task. Currently the shelter serves an average of 100 persons on a monthly basis. 70% of these were wandering and living in the streets or were abandoned by their families. In 2010, approximately 15% of these individuals were discharged, being reintegrated back into society as functional and productive.